Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > BMX
Reload this Page >

Single brake cable

Notices
BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

Single brake cable

Old 04-06-07, 09:28 PM
  #1  
PAYO
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Dirty Jerz
Posts: 14

Bikes: Hoffman Dirt Merchant, Hoffman Condor

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Single brake cable

still new, and tryin to learn some things. what are the pros and cons of riding street with just a rear brake? thanks
payo809 is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 09:29 PM
  #2  
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Posts: 6,281

Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
There aren't any, lots of people actually ride brakeless.
__________________

"the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."

wethepeople is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 09:31 PM
  #3  
PAYO
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Dirty Jerz
Posts: 14

Bikes: Hoffman Dirt Merchant, Hoffman Condor

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
why would you not want any brakes??
payo809 is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 09:32 PM
  #4  
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Posts: 6,281

Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You get better and it's less stuff to go wrong on the bike.
__________________

"the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."

wethepeople is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 09:33 PM
  #5  
PAYO
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Dirty Jerz
Posts: 14

Bikes: Hoffman Dirt Merchant, Hoffman Condor

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ahh arite thanks
payo809 is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 09:40 PM
  #6  
Eye Candy
 
tmowery18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 415
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by wethepeople
You get better and it's less stuff to go wrong on the bike.
until you hit a car because your feet wouldnt stop you in time. Have fun getting better with drain bramage amage amage. I'd rather have brakes
tmowery18 is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 09:57 PM
  #7  
I rule with a mighty leg
 
FitRider 921's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Smithtown, NY
Posts: 8,571

Bikes: Fit Pro custom

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
if you are dumb enough to hit a car, you shouldn't ride a bike in the first place... cars should run into you, not you into cars... and you learn a lot about control of your bike brakeless, and it is still relatively easy to stop your bike.
__________________
I am Gunz. Gunz are me.
FitRider 921 is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 09:58 PM
  #8  
Eye Candy
 
tmowery18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 415
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I see. how would you stop it? foot in the back tire? drag them on the ground? you got me convinced to take off my brakes after a while.
tmowery18 is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 10:01 PM
  #9  
I rule with a mighty leg
 
FitRider 921's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Smithtown, NY
Posts: 8,571

Bikes: Fit Pro custom

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Foot in the back tire or feet on the ground both work. You just told me how you don't want to do it and why you would not do it, and then you are convinced? I don't think it takes much to convince you. You are just starting out, you don't need to take your brakes off yet. How old are you?
__________________
I am Gunz. Gunz are me.
FitRider 921 is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 10:09 PM
  #10  
I rule with a mighty leg
 
gnr rocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: smithtown, ny
Posts: 915
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
you gotta bunnyhop over the car
gnr rocker is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 10:12 PM
  #11  
I rule with a mighty leg
 
FitRider 921's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Smithtown, NY
Posts: 8,571

Bikes: Fit Pro custom

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
or bunnyhop onto a copcar, a la skinny.
__________________
I am Gunz. Gunz are me.
FitRider 921 is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 10:22 PM
  #12  
Perpetual n00b
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Farmington, NM
Posts: 3,918

Bikes: '18 Kona Explosif, '18 Sunday Primer BMX, Giant Roam (ss converted), Old Peugeot (SS converted, broken)

Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
You should always ride naked, so that you can dangle your balls in the back tire to stop.
MadMan2k is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 10:27 PM
  #13  
Eye Candy
 
tmowery18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 415
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MadMan2k
You should always ride naked, so that you can dangle your balls in the back tire to stop.
haha. It's not that I'm convinced easily. I was joking at first, after hearing it, having no brakes would teach you a lot about control of your bike.
tmowery18 is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 10:32 PM
  #14  
I rule with a mighty leg
 
FitRider 921's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Smithtown, NY
Posts: 8,571

Bikes: Fit Pro custom

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How were you joking at first? That was not a quotation of a man who was joking, but of a man who was serious and seemed to be totally against taking off his brakes due to safety issues. I can't find the ignore button, somebody help me out.
__________________
I am Gunz. Gunz are me.
FitRider 921 is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 10:36 PM
  #15  
I rule with a mighty leg
 
gnr rocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: smithtown, ny
Posts: 915
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
click on their name and go to the bottom
gnr rocker is offline  
Old 04-06-07, 10:49 PM
  #16  
I rule with a mighty leg
 
FitRider 921's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Smithtown, NY
Posts: 8,571

Bikes: Fit Pro custom

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah, I figured it out, it doesn't go like that anymore; you have to click to see their profile and then select "ignore". Thanks.
__________________
I am Gunz. Gunz are me.
FitRider 921 is offline  
Old 04-07-07, 01:00 AM
  #17  
\,,/(^_^)\,,/
 
new_dharma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 869

Bikes: Surly 1x1 Xtracycle, '01 Haro Flair Dave Mirra

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Foot in the back tire or feet on the ground both work.
Originally Posted by MadMan2k
You should always ride naked
Originally Posted by FitRider_921
...bunny hop onto a car
Yep...to all that!
__________________
You know you're getting old when you look at a beautiful 19-year-old girl and you find yourself thinking, "Gee, I wonder what her mother looks like?"
new_dharma is offline  
Old 04-07-07, 04:24 AM
  #18  
Member
 
studot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: manchester, england
Posts: 41

Bikes: fbm capone

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
im goin to stick with a brake for a bit untill something goes wrong with it.

brakeless is good just a bit sketchy sometimes
studot is offline  
Old 04-07-07, 05:52 AM
  #19  
Dig.
 
KinetikBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 6,168

Bikes: FTW, Gunnar Roadie, Open U.P, Gunnar Rock Hound, S&M CCR

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pros: You can stop, you're not a trend *****
Cons: You're not cool, and you can't stop. But you look cool and save almost a pound!
KinetikBiker is offline  
Old 04-07-07, 10:12 AM
  #20  
I rule with a mighty leg
 
FitRider 921's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Smithtown, NY
Posts: 8,571

Bikes: Fit Pro custom

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
Cons: You're not cool, and you can't stop. But you look cool and save almost a pound!
Shouldn't that be a pro?
__________________
I am Gunz. Gunz are me.
FitRider 921 is offline  
Old 04-07-07, 12:32 PM
  #21  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 545
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i ride brakeless and its so much better cause u dont got to worry about ur lever getting in ur way or u cable getting in the way..u get used to it after awhile
cwt341 is offline  
Old 04-13-07, 03:01 PM
  #22  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: UK Baby
Posts: 32

Bikes: sunday decked with ody,demolition and we the people parts

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Technically you dont run brakeless,you are running orchids size 9 instead of a u-brake,and the pads cost a lot more to replace lol
groovesection is offline  
Old 04-13-07, 03:05 PM
  #23  
I rule with a mighty leg
 
FitRider 921's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Smithtown, NY
Posts: 8,571

Bikes: Fit Pro custom

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Actually, I run size 10.5's. I need new ones though. I'm finally wearing them for the first time after them sitting in my room for 9 months and they no longer fit so well.
__________________
I am Gunz. Gunz are me.
FitRider 921 is offline  
Old 04-13-07, 03:12 PM
  #24  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 545
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
actually i wear size 12 and probably 12.5 now so yea
cwt341 is offline  
Old 04-13-07, 03:36 PM
  #25  
\,,/(^_^)\,,/
 
new_dharma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 869

Bikes: Surly 1x1 Xtracycle, '01 Haro Flair Dave Mirra

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
are we actually talking about shoes?
holy crud, you guys, that is so...Platonic!
Yep, I said it!
I used the 'p' word!
__________________
You know you're getting old when you look at a beautiful 19-year-old girl and you find yourself thinking, "Gee, I wonder what her mother looks like?"
new_dharma is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.